1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock, GA office@gslutheran.org +1 770-924-7286

Confirmation (Grades 6-8)

Confirmation

We have lots of fun things planned for this Confirmation year; you don’t want to miss out.  If you have any questions about our program contact our Youth Coordinator Cat at youthministry@gslutheran.org or phone at 770-924-7286 ext. 104.  We meet roughly every other Sunday, in Fellowship Hall from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The current schedule is posted below.

Confirmation has been around in Lutheran Churches for a long time, but it is important for us to stop and think about what it is before we begin. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has said: “Confirmation ministry is a pastoral and education ministry of the church which helps the baptized person through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission.”

What does that mean? It means that Confirmation is more than a class, it is more than a three year program – it is a ministry through which God is active in your life. Confirmation will help you to feel more at home in the church and teach you ways to be active in the different ministries of the church. Regardless of how old we are, what God wants for us has not began and will not end with Confirmation. By the grace of God, we continue – each and every day of our lives – to walk our journey of life with God.

Confirmation will teach you how your faith can be active in your daily life. It teaches you about the promises that God has made to you and how you can depend on those promises during your lives. We will learn about how trusting in God isn’t just something we hear about, but something we can do ourselves. At the end of the Confirmation program you will have a deeper, more personal and honest idea about what you believe and who God is. You will learn how to live out that faith in the church and world.

Here is how we are going to do that. We are going to study scripture, Baptism, Communion , and  the teachings of Martin Luther. We are going to learn through our actions as well as through worship and doing acts of service for others. You will have the chance to talk about what you are learning about your faith at home with your parents and at church with your pastors, teachers, and each other. It is our goal that at the end of all these classes you will stand before the church and make a statement of faith that is meaningful for you.

Confirmation is part of lifelong a journey of faith, filled with new questions and answers, new discoveries, new relationships, new responsibilities, and new possibilities. But know that confirmation is just one step along a much larger journey of your life. God is with you along the way, each step of the way. Confirmation is not the end, nor the beginning. Rather, Confirmation is a tool that helps you along your life-long adventure of living out your Christian faith.

2018 Confirmation Christmas Party

2019.2020 Welcome Letter, Requirements, and Covenant

2019.2020 Good Shepherd Confirmation Point Recommendations

Ocoee Retreat Center Waiver

2019 – 2020 Confirmation Meeting Schedule

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the confirmation program. If you are in grades 6-8 or have a child who is, be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar.

Confirmation meets on the following Sundays from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Date Lesson  Missed Class Notes
August 18, 2019 Annunciation / Nativity  announciation-and-birth-of-jesus-take-home.pdf
September 8, 2019 Service Project / God’s Work Our Hands  
September 22, 2019 Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation  
October 6, 2019 Nazareth Sermon and Jesus Ministry  
October 13, 2019 Miracles  
November 3, 2019 SS Class: Transfiguration / Parent Meeting  
November 15 – 17, 2019 Retreat: Holy Week and Easter  
December 1, 2019 Ascension and Great Commission  
December 15, 2019 Caroling with FX3 / Christmas Party  
January 5, 2020 Parables  
January 19 – 20, 2020 Retreat: Jesus Teaching, Beatitudes and MLK Service Project  
February 9, 2020 Pentecost  
February 16, 2020 SS Class: Early Church / Parent Meeting  
February 21 – 23, 2020 ALL Georgia Youth Gathering  
March 8, 2020 Peter, Paul and Theology  
March 22, 2020 Revelation  
April 19, 2020 Project Presentations  
April 26, 2020 Project Presentations  

 Confirmation Sunday

Sunday, October 27, 2019

2018-19 Photos

Lesson on 10 Commandments 11-18-2018

Confirmation Class

  

Gods Work. Our Hands Sunday.

End of Year Celebration-2017-2018